March, 2018

Trending: The Rise of Prefab and Modular Commercial Construction Techniques

Commercial Construction

Prefabricated elements such as pre-cast concrete walls, which Englewood installed for a Blain’s Farm & Fleet store in Romeoville, Ill., can have a positive impact on a construction project’s schedule and budget.

Create Your Best Construction “About” Page

Construction Marketing Blog

Customers who view your “About” page spend 22.5% more than those who don’t. If they’re looking over your “About” page, it’s already a good sign, but you don’t want to lose them there.

Who Is Responsible For Temporary Worker Safety?

FDR Safety

Who Is Responsible For Temporary Worker Safety? Just ask OSHA. OSHA has made it clear that staffing agencies and host employers are jointly responsible for temporary worker safety.

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Selling a House with Solar Panels is Not for the Faint of Heart

Green Building Law Update

There are more than a Million houses in the U.S. with solar panels installed on the roof and that number is increasing. It can be difficult if not dangerous to fail to properly address rooftop solar panels at the time of sale of a house. Among the most often made inquiries to this law firm arise from the failure to properly transfer installed solar panels.

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You Can't Improve Construction Safety from Inside a Filing Cabinet

How mobile technology can mitigate risk, save money, and provide a competitive advantage.

Quantum Computing in 2018

Collaborative Construction

In 2014 I wrote a blog post singing the praises of Quantum Computing in Construction and, if I do say so myself, the post aged well!

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More Trending

Methods to Rectify Over Leaned Buildings and Structures

The Constructor

There are number of factors that cause the structure to excessively lean or settle. For example, liquefaction of soil beneath the foundation after. Building Technology Guide Building Tips Structures Buildings

Women in Construction – As Told By Women

Construction Marketing Blog

Construction is one of those industries notorious for being male-dominated and, at times, not as welcoming to women. What’s that experience truly like? Here are some opinions of women working in the construction industry, because who better to describe a woman’s experience in construction than actual women? Challenges Women Face in Construction. Women make up only 4% of the workforce in natural resources, construction, and maintenance.

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5 Tips For Hiring Great Temporary Safety Professionals

FDR Safety

In the world of Safety there are differing views on utilizing staffing agencies to fill temporary positions. Many feel that they are quite helpful thanks to their vast network of professionals while others have been disappointed in the quality of the employee they receive.

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Renewable Energy Claim is Deceptive

Green Building Law Update

This past week and there have been many other times this law firm was consulted about a marketing claim by a building owner with rooftop solar panels that advertises they “use” renewable energy, but the owner sells Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) for the renewable energy it generates, so the Federal Trade Commission says it shouldn’t make the claim.

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Army Corps crew earns award for work on Korte job in Tennessee

The Korte Company

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) awarded a group of its own for exemplary work on a construction project for the U.S. Department of Energy —a structure we couldn’t have built without the Corps’ expertise

The labor shortage: How military veterans can help fill the gap

Construction Dive

Construction company officials and advocates say their intense loyalty, dedication and teamwork make veterans inherently good employees

Materials and Methods of Thermal Insulation of Buildings

The Constructor

What is Thermal Insulation of Buildings? In general, people living in hot regions wants to make their inside atmosphere very cool similarly people. Building Materials Building Technology Guide Building Tips Buildings

5 Tips to Buying a Luxury Lake House in Minnesota

Construction Marketing Blog

The scenic view surrounding your house should be eye-catching and breathtaking. All this can be achieved by finding the perfect lake house. At times this can be hard to find due to budgetary constraints. That is why when you look for a designer, you should be very vigilant and careful. Do a good detailed research and a background check to confirm the credentials of the designer. Most of this works are carried out by firms that are located near your community.

How College Basketball Can Change Your Workplace Safety Culture

FDR Safety

Picture via 247sports. As Safety Professionals we are constantly asked, “how can we improve our safety performance?” Our response is typically a variation of the same answer: You have to develop and practice a workplace culture that values safety and rewards your employees for being safe.

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LEED v4.1 Building Operations and Maintenance is Live

Green Building Law Update

LEED version 4.1 is now a reality with the release for use today, March 26, of LEED v4.1 O+M – Building Operations and Maintenance. “We We are excited to introduce LEED v4.1 in beta, the latest update to the LEED rating system,” said Melissa Baker, senior vice president for Technical Core with USGBC, when we spoke last week. The changes made to the rating system simplify and streamline the certification process for projects of all kinds.

6 strategies to keep your project on budget

BD+C

Most of us are all too familiar with budget overruns. We’ve all had those projects that end up over budget, and we’re left wondering why. Keeping projects on budget is extremely important for overall profitability and even employee morale.

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Hiring women can ease the construction labor shortage

Construction Dive

Vicki O'Leary of the Iron Workers writes that women can fill "manly jobs," and that the industry must mitigate sexism and break down gender bias on the jobsite

Strategies to Protect Buildings Close to Deep Excavation

The Constructor

Building structures close to the excavation for deep foundations may suffer settlement and subsequent cracking and even failure. Therefore, it is. Building Technology Guide Building Tips Buildings

The Top 3 Trends Reclaimed Brick Interior Designs of 2018

Construction Marketing Blog

The year 2018 has started with a bang and with it are beautiful, trendy brick interior designs that will not miss catching an eye or two. Interior design trends change with every passing year and 2017 was no different with different textures and finishes being introduced into the market. Many have wondered about what 2018 will bring especially in the exposed brick design recently embraced by most people.

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Keys to modern warehouse design

The Korte Company

Societies have used warehouses for millennia. And for millennia, they haven’t changed much. Toss food or supplies someplace safe when you don’t need them, and retrieve them when you do. That’s all there was to it. That’s not the case in the 21st century.

Pump Station S-5A Project Reaches Major Milestone

PC Construction Blog

Located in Loxahatchee, Florida, Pump Station S-5A is one of the initial pump stations built by the South Florida Water Management District and was the world’s largest when commissioned in 1955. The pump station has. All Projects Water & Wastewater Treatment

Designing healthier buildings: Fitwel certification system

BD+C

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the average American spends 93% of their life indoors.

Wood nanocrystals in a California bridge could change how concrete is made

Construction Dive

The nanocrystals are expected to strengthen concrete and decrease the need to use as much of the material

18 Types of Fixtures and Fastenings for Doors and Windows

The Constructor

Fixtures and fastenings are provided for doors and windows to provide operating facilities, security for rooms and ease of opening and closing etc. Building Materials Building Technology Guide Buildings

3 Ways to Improve Your Home on a Budget

Construction Marketing Blog

As they say, home is where the heart is. The home should thus be a safe, cozy haven where one can kick back and relax after a long day.There are many ways to improve your home, and the housetipster’s housetips will provide you with all the information you require to do so. This article below also contains a few useful tips to start you off. Improve your lighting. Good lighting makes all the difference in a room and brings a lot of ambience and brightness.

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Reducing concrete cracking

GCP Applied Technologies

Reducing concrete cracking. Phillip.fry@gc…. Fri, 03/02/2018 - 15:07. Top 10 tips for achieving high-quality concrete. GCP Applied Technologies. March 02, 2018. Concrete cracks can be nerve-wracking to deal with, impacting not only the aesthetics, but also the structural integrity of a building.

Komatsu Smart Construction Orders 1,000 Drones

Construction Equipment

Commercial drone data company Skycatch, and China-based DJI, manufacturer of civilian drones and aerial imaging technology, announced their partnership to manufacture and deliver a fleet of high-precision drones for Komatsu Smart Construction.

Movers + Shapers: Lean and Mean

BD+C

The Lean construction movement is on the march. Its parent organization, the Lean Construction Institute, celebrated its 20th anniversary last year. LCI now has 218 corporate members, 38 owner members, and 31 active Communities of Practice.

Report: Construction workers least likely to have health insurance

Construction Dive

Many of the uninsured are independent contractors who are not entitled to benefits including health coverage

Assumptions in Strength Calculation of Building Materials with Explanations

The Constructor

Strength, resistance against failure is the important property of any civil engineering material. Every material is to be tested for its strength. Structural Analysis Structural Engineering Structural

5 Benefits of Using a Mini Excavator with Rubber Tracks

Construction Marketing Blog

Your mini excavator is in need of spare parts, but the greatest challenge lies on what to choose between rubber tracks and steel tracks. Rubber tracks have consistently grown in popularity over the traditional steel tracks since the late 80’s; this can perhaps be attributed to the many upcoming areas in need of lighter and less destructive equipment for smaller earthworks operations. Unveiled in the unfolding paragraphs are the merits of installing rubber tracks on your mini excavator: 1.

Construction marketing basics 101: The importance of differentiation

Construction Marketing Ideas

Corey Philip has written a post in Homeprosuccess.com that, while geared to residential service contractors, has application for anyone concerned with effective architectural, engineering and construction marketing.

Waterproofing structures in extreme climates

GCP Applied Technologies

Waterproofing structures in extreme climates. Phillip.fry@gc…. Wed, 03/28/2018 - 08:57. GCP Applied Technologies. March 28, 2018. Poised at the end of Doha Bay, the Museum of Islamic Art rises from the waters of the Arabian Gulf.